AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet set the second fastest time on day 3 of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of next weekend’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Brazilian who was the fastest Chevrolet driver set a fastest speed of 225.896MPH and speaking following the session he said:
It’s been a good week for us. We unloaded pretty quick since the test. Now it’s more about trying to figure out what you’re going to need in 10 days, and it’s quite hard to know what the weather is going to do, so we’re trying to run in any type of weather. We’re recording everything on the books and have all that information for next week, so by Carb Day, you can try to predict what can happen on Sunday and what setup you need. Tomorrow, it’s Fast Friday and you worry about four laps the first day (of qualifications) and four laps the next day. From tomorrow on, you’ll be making the car as fast as you can for qualifying.”
Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet was 14th fastest with a speed of 223.746MPH and speaking following the session he said:
“I felt like today was pretty good. We established a pretty solid baseline on track today. I’m pretty happy with the car balance. I think that we have a great set up for the race and qualifying this weekend. I’m looking forward to the rest of the month. I believe that we have great potential at this track. Can’t wait to see how Fast Friday goes tomorrow.”
James Davison in the No.33 Jonathan Bryd’s 502 East Chevrolet was 29th fastest with a speed of 222.283MPH and speaking following the session he said:
It was a much improved day for the No. 33 team. We got in the mix in traffic, and found a reasonable balance that made us racy; something that we didn’t have yesterday. We trimmed the car for the first time at the end of the day and managed to run over 220 mph by ourselves. That was a great sign for us, we believe that we have a decent chunk left. We are going to study all the information tonight, and come out of the box either tomorrow, weather permitted, or Saturday.”